Amanda Jane Shank is an award-winning playwright whose work has been developed throughout the US and published internationally.
Amanda has developed projects in conjunction with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National New Play Network, Theater Masters National MFA Playwrights Festival, the Center for New Performance at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Circle X Theatre Company, The Blank Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, The Industry, The Moving Art Collective, Prototype Festival, Hammer Museum and the Jim Henson Foundation.
Selected scripts or bodies of work have been a recipient of the National New Play Network's Collaboration Fund (2016-17), finalist for the Sundance Theatre Lab in MENA (2016), the P73 Playwriting Fellowship (2015), a semi-finalist for the O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference (2015), and have twice received an honorable mention for The Kilroys' THE LIST (2014, 2015).
Amanda is also a lifelong photographer, frequently bringing a strong visual sensibility to her creative processes.
Education: Emerson College, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).